Amazing Lace with the 5 Over 50's

Monday, September 04, 2017

Welcome to another edition of our 5 Over 50 monthly style challenge. Jacqui has chosen the topic of Amazing Lace this month. Sadly the group line-up has changed with Ashley stepping down due to other commitments, but the upside is that this has allowed us to usher Hilda into our happy crew. So, without further ado, let's take a peek at my offering...


This skirt was a brand new find in a charity shop during one of my shopping sprees earlier this year. The swing ticket stated £25 but was marked down to £3.99 - ker-ching! I've married it up with this floral lacy top which is so old I can't recall where or when I bought it.


Here's Jacqui of Mummabstylish blog and wow, doesn't she rock this lace dress? Clearly all dressed up with somewhere rather special to go I'd say. You really can't go wrong with black lace can you? The deep v neck and simple necklace emphasise Jacqui's fabulous figure and let's not forget to mention those hot stilettos.


Our host Gail from Is This Mutton is looking wonderfully theatrical in her black lace skirt. Her graveside backdrop looks like an episode from a period drama. I love it, all of it - the setting, lighting and of course the outfit, right down to that saucy bow! I can't wait to read about Gail's inspiration for this stunning ensemble.


Hilda is stepping out in style in her LK Bennett dress with lace sleeve detail. Did I hear that a certain young royal may have copied you with this Hilda? The addition of strappy courts and dark glasses elevates this to celebrity status! See Hilda's blog, Over the Hilda.


Laurie from Vanity and Me always delivers elegance and style, and this month's offering is no different. Chic evening wear is how she's presented her Amazing Lace top, in fact I'd suggest this may be a lace body by the sleek fit. A white Tux and grey tux trousers complete this fabulous ensemble.




This was the perfect opportunity for me to bring out all of my rose gold accessories.


Outfit details - skirt: Zuppe, top: no brand, sandals: Miss KG, heart pendant: Vanilla, rings: pre-loved, watch: Micheal Kors, bangle: Kate Spade New York.

But this isn't quite everything from me. I also styled the skirt with another lace top which only clouded the issue. It's too similar to be featured later on the blog, so here you go - 2 for 1 today! I'm really undecided as to which is the better of these two - which do you prefer?




Outfit details - skirt: Zuppe, top: F&F, shoes: London Rebel, clutch: Primark, perspex ring: gift, bangle: Almost Perfect, brown ring: TK Maxx, sunglasses: Quay Australia.

Do take a moment to visit my blogging friends to see their posts with the stories behind the clothes. Anyway, I think you'll agree that it has been Amazing Lace from all of us. See you soon!
Anna x

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33 comments

  1. Wow Anna. The skirt was a fabulous find! It looks great with both of the tops you have shown.
    I want your sandals! Why oh why aren't we the same shoe size? xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Anna You have amazing style and a an inner grace that shines through no matter what you wear, these colours are glorious on you and I am lusting after your necklace too..
      great to see you all again
      best Ashley

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    2. Yes Laurie, I wish we had the same size of feet too and then we could do some lovely swaps! Wouldn't that be great.

      I can't wait to see how the next challenge looks!

      Anna x

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  2. Anna, your style and figure are to die for, I may have to steal this style because I've got a very similar skirt! I love both looks but think the first slightly steals the show. great to hear you on Johnnie Walkers 'Sounds of the 70's'. And thanks for your kind comments too. xx Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jacqui. Maybe we'll get a look at your skirt too sometime?

      Will do a little feature on the show next week, but in the meantime I'm pleased to say my sense of relief is enormous.

      Catch up soon,
      Anna x

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  3. So glad you went for these gorgeous colours, as you now know, we all went for black! I think the first top just squeaks into top position for me. I love the 3D embellished look. Very jealous of all your rose gold - I adore that metal! Looking forward to seeing what we all do with hats next month.

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    1. I really couldn't believe it when I saw that you all had gone for black lace! I do have a black lace dress, but had been holding on to this skirt for a special feature and this was it. As ever, the joy is in seeing our own personal take on the theme and it's always fun how different we are.

      I have my hat, but have no idea at all how I'll style it!

      Anna x

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  4. Anna, I think both your looks are some of my most favourites I've seen on you so far! The colours, the soft lace, the shoes – everything about these two looks is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful!
    Suzy x
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

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    1. Thanks so much Suzy. I must admit I did really enjoy this most feminine of challenges. The colours are summery so I've just managed to fit them in before the seasons change. Thanks so much for dropping by.

      Anna x

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  5. What another fabulous bargain! The pinkish top is a gorgeous shade but then so is the other. Loving the Primani clutch too. You have great toned legs... all that swimming no doubt. xx

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    1. As I said, I do love a bargain Fiona! In my teens I did a lot of athletics which really formed my physique and now the swimming seems to keep it all ship shape. I do a bit of yoga too which is good for toning.

      Lovely to hear from you

      Anna x

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  6. Everyone looks fab!

    I really love your second look Anna.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Hasn't this been another great challenge? Both looks are equal in my eyes, that's why I felt I had to put them forward.

      Cheers
      Anna x

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  7. Can't resist a bit of lace! I loved the pink top best with the lace skirt you wore ; I thought the pattern was very unusual. I absolutely loved the shoes.

    I thought all the participants looked fab!

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    1. This top was so very unusual - that's why I bought it. Like you I love lace, so this was a great challenge for me.

      I'm off island currently, but will catch up on all of your news when I get back.

      Anna x

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  8. I love lace - I just bought a lace top this weekend! I like both of your looks, Anna, with a slight preference for the first one due to the fabulous detailing on it. Lovely outfits on the the other ladies!

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    1. I know what you mean about the forst one Sheila, but as you can see I was torn between the two. Will have to catch up on your posts later as Internet connection is intermittent here on the mainland!

      Anna x

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  9. Oh Anna! How gorgeous you are in all of this lovely laciness!! That first top has such sweet little floral texture and is ultra feminine. The second top is sleek and sexy deliciousness and what IS that wonderful citrus color!?! I think the second is my favorite. Your figure is KNOCKOUT in that svelte silhouette. You do lace on a whole new level my dear!!

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    1. Awww, all those lovely compliments Judy, how very kind. I don't really like to wear out and out sexy clothes, but I thought the femininity of the lace countered that. The peach top also has a two tone effect that maybe doesn't show up too well, but made my decision all the more difficult.

      Anna x

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  10. All of you ladies look superb. I like your skirt and the first top in pastel, Anna, it is very pretty indeed.
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks so much Anna. These pastels are perfect for summer aren't they?

      Thanks so much for dropping by!

      Anna x

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  11. Fantastic serie! I love it! Your outfit is wonderfull and so summery!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Yes, I went for the out and out summery look.

      So lovely to hear from you again
      Anna x

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    1. Thanks Regine and lovely to have you drop by!

      Anna x

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  13. That's a great skirt, Anna! I love it with the pink top! Such a fun series!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. So kind, Andrea. The series is a joy. So glad you like the outfit this month.

      Anna x

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  14. This is a super post! I love the details of this gorgeous outfit of yours and how contrasting you all are and darn stylish!x

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    1. It's all in the details Kezzie, you're absolutely right! Isn't it grand that one theme can still provide such a variety of outfits?

      Catch up soon my lovely!

      Anna x

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  15. Love this skirt and what an amazing bargain! Both looks a 're so pretty. Think the balance with the shell top would be my No. 1, if pushed. X.

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    1. Thanks Mary for your vote in favour of the peach top. I'm still unsure as to which one was my favourite - they both felt uber feminine which was rather lovely!

      Anna x

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  16. even if I love orange, this time I prefer your first rose color top, the details are so amazing!, and those rose gold accessories are fab! and your shoes rock!
    All the ladies are looking stunning too!
    besos

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    1. It really is all about the details with this challenge Monica and I can understand why you've opted for the rose top - the delicate flowers are so pretty aren't they?
      I have to agree that everyone is looking fabulous in their Amazing Lace!

      Thanks so much for dropping by again x
      Anna

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